I highly recommend Ayelet as a writing instructor/guide for any stage and/or genre of writing.
Dhana Musil is a graduate of The Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University.
In the year that I have had the pleasure to have Ayelet as a writing mentor/guide, she has been invaluable in helping me solidify the shape and direction of my narrative.
With her sharp eye and keen insight into the spaces and gaps of my narrative I have been able to take my writing to a deeper level of truth. In fact she often answered my questions before I had a chance to ask them.
I recommend Ayelet because of her honesty, insight, and the careful attention she gives to each student to help make their writing the best it can be.
Tamara Jong is a Canadian emerging writer originally from Montreal.
At that point last spring, the course had ended — and not only was Ayelet preparing for delivery of her debut collection, but she was also readying herself for delivery of her first child.
But she still read and returned my draft with lots of useful comments, questions and suggestions that I used to revise the piece.
The most important attribute of an effective teacher is her intuitiveness, at least for me.
One night last winter, Ayelet shared a page of one-line prompts for an in-class writing exercise. During a break a moment later, she approached me, leaned in and said, “You need to write about this.” She pointed me to a literary magazine’s pending non-fiction contest and offered to provide feedback on my draft. I would have forgiven her if she had reneged on her offer.